Instead of getting on the computer early this morning, I went straight to the studio to finish getting this quilt stabilized.
It wasn't easy as the backing is only about 1/4 inch larger than the top. I had thought I might need to take the outside border off before I could quilt it. That's why I waited for the phone call. I was given permission to remove the outside border if it was going to create a problem.
I decided to wait until I had worked on stabilizing it before making a decision to remove the border. I knew that if I ran into a problem after starting the work, I could always remove the quilt from the machine to remove just that part. Now that the quilt is stabilized, it won't be a problem quilting it. I don't think I will work on it any more until Monday though. I have some other things I want to do, like washing and cooking.